The season of festivals is going on back to back, and after Diwali, one festival that is celebrated with much grandeur and show is Bhai Dooj. The festival is also knowns as Bhau Beej in Maharashtra, Bhatra Dwitiya, Bhai Dwitiya in Sanskrit, and Bhathru Dwithiya also. The festival is a celebration of a bond between brothers and sisters and involves certain rituals as well.
As per the Hindu calendar, the Bhai Dooj festival is celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha in the Kartika month. Here is the Muhurat mentioned for the year 2021:
Bhai Doo: November 6, 2021 (Saturday)
Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time : 01:10 PM to 03:21 PM Dwitiya Tithi Begins: 11:14 PM on November 05, 2021
Dwitiya Tithi Ends: 07:44 PM on November 06, 202
Significance of Bhai Dooj
As we discussed above that this festival is all about the bond between brothers and sisters. As per scriptures, on the auspicious day of Bhai Dooj, sisters pray for their brothers' long, healthy, and prosperous life, and for the same, they perform the tika ceremony. Also on this day, brothers promise to protect their sisters from every odd.
In some places, sisters also observe fast till aarti and the tika ceremony is performed and the festival also involves the exchange of gifts. It is also believed that lots of traditional delicacies are made by sisters for brothers and the family enjoys the feast together, which helps build the bond of family members too. SpotboyE Wishes Happy Bhai Dooj! #Stay Home #Stay Safe